Armor is a defensive covering for the body, designed to protect its wearer in combat.  In heraldry, it is often shown being worn (e.g., “a man in armor”), but pieces of armor are also used as charges in their own right.

For specific entries, see:  camail, chamfron, cuirass, gauntlet, helm, mail, shield, wristguard.  For related charges, see clothing.

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